Take the hassle out of the holidays and dine out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

Note: There may be some changes to normal operating hours. We’ve noted some times below, but be sure to check with the restaurant (and secure reservations, if necessary). 

Paul Broussard, NOTMC

The French Quarter

Seafood, sweets, and signature cocktails - Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is just as savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine, check out this list of French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day.

Arnaud’s Restaurant (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Bourbon House (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Brennan's (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard (5-9 p.m.)
Cafe Maspero (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Chemin á la Mer
The Court of Two Sisters
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Doris Metropolitan New Orleans
Hard Rock Cafe
Mambo's 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Miss River
Mr. B’s Bistro
New Orleans Creole Cookery (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Olde NOLA Cookery 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Oceana Grill 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Red Fish Grill (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sylvain (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Tujague's (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly baked sweets, seafood, and New Orleans classics can all be found this Thanksgiving in the CBD.

Briquette (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Chophouse New Orleans (12-8 p.m.)​
Commons Club (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Compère Lapin 
Couvant (12-6 p.m.)
Josephine Estelle
Luke Restaurant
Restaurant August (Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. only)

Sheila Tahvildari, QED Hospitality

Uptown/Garden District

Uptown New Orleans is home to stunning architecture and an extensive list of some of the city's best eateries - making it the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving Day. Shake things up this holiday season with a visit to one of the Garden District's restaurants open this Thanksgiving.

Avenue Cafe (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
The Chloe (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Commander’s Palace (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Dakar NOLA (7 p.m. tasting menu)
Jack Rose 
Lula Restaurant (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. From Mid-City to the Marigny, here are a few more spots to consider this November.

A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Copeland's of New Orleans (multiple locations; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
The Elysian Bar 12-8 p.m.
Ralph’s on the Park (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)